Just as we all make a special effort to remember our mothers on Mother’s Day, World Refugee Day wants everyone to remember the world’s refugees on their special day. The day is a salute to the spirit and courage of the world’s many refugees, extending to them our encouragement, support and respect. About a third of refugees are people who have fled their countries due to civil wars and ethnic, tribal and religious violence – they were forced to flee, they have lost everything and they can’t return home. Nevertheless, many of them refuse to give up hope. Celebrating their courage and showing them our support is what World Refugee Day is about.